I'v configured 3 teaming interfaces (total 6 NIC ports) on my physical media server. all 3 teaming interfaces are having their own ip addresses.
my question is how can i add these virtual interfaces as media servers in NBU console?
also i want to present 3 media servers (virtual) to my clients. idea is to use 3 GB throughput (inbound in LACP) for all clients. at this moment, only can use 1GB interface on media servers.
Any suggestion will be highly appriciated.
Via hostname.... ie in bp.conf file you would need to add on master and all medias and clients...
Or check this https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000028827
It isn't a good solution. What about creating teaming over 6 NICs and network switch incoming traffic balancing? You'll avoid all these steps with "virtual" media servers and futher problems that come with such imperfect architecture.
No, network switch could balance incoming traffic using different algorithms (round-robin, MAC-based and so on) among all NICs and each connection could go to a different NIC in aggregation (teaming). Of course, it wouldn't be perfectly balanced but still.
If you create several teamed interfaces then you would get lots of unnecessary work. Imagine the situation then media-server has 3 IPs in the same network. It would use the same NIC all the time for all clients in the same subnet, you'll have to fix lots of network issues, write static routes or play with preferred networks. Do you really need it?
Many thanks @Mike_Gavrilov,
I understand the concept but is it possible to have good throughput when you are running backup and duplication together on teaming interface?
My thought is here to create many streams to media servers + and dedicated links among media servers for duplication.
>I understand the concept but is it possible to have good throughput when you are running backup and duplication together on teaming interface?
Yes, it's possible because LACP isn't active-passive model and you can balance incoming/outgoing traffic among all NICs.
>My thought is here to create many streams to media servers + and dedicated links among media servers for duplication.
If you don't believe me you can test this configuration first and if it doesn't work you can implement your own solution. It wouldn't take a lot of time.
It's wrong. You should create load from multiple clients because LACP incoming balancing wouldn't occur for one clients it would simlply utilize one interface. Run 10 backups and calculate total bandwidth.
No, all interfaces will be utilized. The main idea is that 1 connection from a clinet can't get more that 1Gb but 6 clients will get 1Gb x 6. That's why you can't test 6 NICs aggregation using 1 client.